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A Love Song for Ricki Wilde

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From the New York Times bestselling author of Seven Days in June, A Love Song for Ricki Wilde is an epic love story one hundred years in the making . . .

Leap years are a strange, enchanted time. And for some, even a single February can be life-changing.

Ricki Wilde has many talents, but being a Wilde isn’t one of them. As the impulsive, artistic daughter of a powerful Atlanta dynasty, she’s the opposite of her famous socialite sisters. Where they’re long-stemmed roses, she’s a dandelion: an adorable bloom that’s actually a weed, born to float wherever the wind blows. In her bones, Ricki knows that somewhere, a different, more exciting life awaits her.

When regal nonagenarian, Ms. Della, invites her to rent the bottom floor of her Harlem brownstone, Ricki jumps at the chance for a fresh beginning. She leaves behind her family, wealth, and chaotic romantic decisions to realize her dream of opening a flower shop. And just beneath the surface of her new neighbourhood, the music, stories and dazzling drama of the Harlem Renaissance still simmers.

One evening in February as the heady, curiously off-season scent of night-blooming jasmine fills the air, Ricki encounters a handsome, deeply mysterious stranger who knocks her world off balance in the most unexpected way.

Set against the backdrop of modern Harlem and Renaissance glamour, A Love Song for Ricki Wilde is a swoon-worthy love story of two passionate artists drawn to the magic, romance, and opportunity of New York, and whose lives are uniquely and irreversibly linked.

EVERYONE’S FALLING FOR TIA WILLIAMS

‘A sexy, modern love story to start the summer off right’ Reese Witherspoon

‘A smart, sexy testament to Black joy’ Jodi Picoult

‘Tia Williams conjures a seductive fantasy’ Rumaan Alam

‘Hilarious, romantic and incredibly sexy’ Hello!

(P) 2024 Grand Central Publishing

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Tia Williams writes instant classics, and A Love Song for Ricki Wilde is the perfect vehicle to demonstrate the rare range and insight that make her writing so special. At turns punchy and poignant, sweeping and yet so intimate, this story will steal your heart and surprise you. Make you ache. Make you laugh and cry and yearn. As Williams' most ambitious work to date with layers of romance and heartache and history and magic tucked between these pages, it is your next book of the year
Kennedy Ryan
An enigmatic, enchanting, absolute gift of a love story that transcends time, place, and realm. Williams never ceases to surprise and delight!
Robinne Lee
This book reads like the best kind of love song: tender, smart and undeniably sexy. Tia Williams simply doesn't miss
Leah Johnson
A spellbinding modern fairytale, sexy and warm and full of hope and the power of love
Bolu Babalola
Elegantly blending past and present, romance and fantasy, Williams delivers a gorgeous, transportive love letter to the Harlem Renaissance . . . What begins as a simple romance is elevated by rich history as the story flashes back through Harlem's past, revealing both its glamor and its danger. This vast time span creates an epic feel that never overpowers the tender heat of the romance. It's a showstopper
Publishers Weekly
Williams's novel is both a love letter to Harlem and a recognition of its history that gentrification cannot erase . . . highly recommended
Library Journal
A Love Song for Ricki Wilde is funny, sexy, and breathtakingly romantic. This is the kind of book you wish you could slip bodily into, live within its warm and magical world for as long as it would have you. Another rapturous knockout from Tia Williams
Emily Henry
A truly original romance that is quirky, suspenseful, and unforgettable
Booklist
Magical and steamy . . . their love story is literally written in the stars
Red
Beautifully swoony and full of magic, this charming book is both a love letter to Harlem and to the essence of love itself
Culturefly
There's a glamorous quality to Ricki Wilde that suits the headiness of its love story . . . No matter the era, romance hangs in the air
BookPage
Fans of Williams' hit novel Seven Days in June will be smitten by this
Press Association
With humor, soulful prose and a touch of magical realism, Williams takes a creative chance with Ricki Wilde that'll make it one of your most memorable reads of 2024
People
A gorgeously written romance . . . I couldn't help but fall head-over-heels for this book and the love story between our two leads
Culturess
Effortlessly capturing the humor and heartbreak of falling in love
Kirkus
A sparkling modern fairy tale
My Weekly